I-League 2023-24: Lalhlansanga’s skillful chip changes the game for Mohammedan

In a thrilling encounter at the EMS Corporation Stadium in Kozhikode on Sunday, Mohammedan Sporting emerged victorious over Gokulam Kerala with a score of 3-2, thanks to a late winner from David Lalhlansanga. The match was marked by poor defending from Gokulam Kerala, allowing Mohammedan to strengthen their position at the top of the I-League 2023-24 table.

Mohammedan took an early lead with goals from Eddie Hernandez and Alexis Gomez, showcasing their attacking prowess. Gokulam Kerala fought back just before halftime with a stunning goal from Noufal P.N., but it was not enough to deter the visitors.

In the second half, Gokulam Kerala managed to equalize through Nidhin’s goal, putting pressure on Mohammedan. However, Lalhlansanga’s injury-time goal sealed the victory for his team, with goalkeeper Padam Chettri playing a crucial role in creating the opportunity with a long kick.

The win for Mohammedan Sporting not only solidifies their position at the top of the table but also boosts their chances of securing promotion to the Indian Super League. The game was a display of high-quality attacking play from Mohammedan and a missed opportunity for Gokulam Kerala due to their defensive lapses.